Работилница БЪДЪМБА BADAMBA workshop
Costumes: Second Bulgarian Kingdom First Bulgarian Kingdom Ancient Rome Thracians Various       Accessories: Shields Embroidery Jewelry Souvenirs
  1. A set of a diadem and temple rings. Based on the adornment painted on the forehead of the ktitoritsa from Donja Kamenica (14th century). The diadem covers only the forehead, as is typical for medieval adornments of its kind. Its elements are loosely fastened together. Decoration: glass and agate beads.

  2. Semi-circular temple rings. This model can be often seen in portraits of Balkan noblewomen and queens from the 13th and 14th centuries. This is an approximation.

  3. Semi-circular temple rings, another version.

  4. Diadem consisting of brass plates on leather. The brass plate dimensions are 5x4 cm.

  5. Temple decorations made of hoops. These are the most widely spread adornments in our medieval necropolis, found in many sizes and with different decorations. Decoration: ceramic beads.

  6. Temple decorations made of hoops, a simpler version.

  7. Medieval Bulgarian belts (based on archeological finds from the 13th and 14th centuries). The buckles was made by Ivan Rendakov. The cloth base is 3 -4 cm wide.

  8. Belt elements.

  9. Icon worn on the chest – 3x5 cm, double-faced, embossed copper. Copy of a find in the village of Dolishte (13th – 14th century).

  10. Copper elements for prochelnik /head band/ based on finds in Kaliakra Fortress and the village of Yantra (14th century). Such elements were mostly worn on a cloth band which was tied or fastened at a person’s nape.

  11. Prochelnik based on a find in the village of Druzhba (12th century). Triangle plates with base 4.5 cm. In the original picture, the pendants hang down from the plates not from the headband.

  12. Semi-circular temple rings.

Donja Kamenica diadem
Donja Kamenica diadem (detail)
Donja Kamenica diadem on model
White temple rings
White temple rings on model
Yellow temple rings
Yellow temple rings with diadem
Diadem
4
Massive rings
5A
Reconstruction Kaliakra
5B
Simple rings
6A
Temple rings on silk scarf
6B
Blue belt
7
Red belt
7A
Two red belts
7B
Belt elements
8
Breastplate icon
9
Temple decorations
10А
Reconstruction Kastoria
10В
Head band (detail)
11А
Head band
11В
Big white temple rings
12
Big white temple rings on model
12А
Stanichene
12B
Violet temple rings
12C